Cover Face-Off: SEATING ARRANGEMENTS by Maggie Shipstead

Maggie Shipstead’s debut novel about one family’s antics during a WASPy wedding weekend was THE book of summer 2012, and for good reason. It’s smart, funny, and wryly observant, breezy and fun without being fluffy. Seating Arrangements is out in paperback today (buy it for your beach bag now, seriously), and it’s had a big-time makeover since its hardcover release. Take a look at the two covers, vote in the poll below, and tell us why you prefer the one you do.


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And now the new paperback:

seating arrangements paperback


Let’s hear it readers: which one do you prefer?

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